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  • The whaleboat, already hoisted out, lay alongside, and the shore-going party dropped into it.

    THE FEATHERS OF THE SUN

  • Stewards were going about nervously begging shore-going persons to be gone.

    ALOHA OE

  • ‘No doubt,’ says he as patiently as possible; ‘but shore-going tactics wouldn’t do with us.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • I did not leave the ship with the shore-going boat, but made a leisurely breakfast.

    Greenmantle

  • A shore-going seaman had his pass checked by his shipmates and then by the constable, and then, as he walked toward the dockyard gates, two Chinese in civilian clothes came out of the shadows and began to dog his footsteps — openly.

    Noble House

  • When the skipper of some small coastal trading craft is able to retire from leading a sea-faring life, it is usually within close range of the briny, tarry whiffs that with every breeze come puffing from the harbour of some little port out of which he has formerly traded that he sets up his shore-going abode.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • This commences Typee's shore-going adventures, not less pleasant and original than his sea-faring ones; although it is with some regret that we lose sight of the vermin-haunted barque, on whose board such strange and exciting scenes occurred.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • Every one set about telling wild tales of Egypt; and proceeded to walk more rapidly about the ship, collecting and putting in order shore-going clothes -- so that the quiet shipboard life was at an end.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • There was not a great deal of settled sleep that night, for all men were busy packing kit-bags and putting in order shore-going clothes.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • We unpacked the shore-going clothes with their creases three years old which had been sent out from home, tried them on -- and they felt unpleasantly tight.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

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